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Poll Results: Would you like to see monthly CD album giveaways of the winner's choice exclusive to club members?

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    Yes
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post #12001 of 27603
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The average person can't hear the difference... a vast majority of people who think they can could not pick out the MP3 track in a blind test. The best I've seen is someone get a consistent 7/10... which means you could hear it, but definitely not the difference people make it out to be since best case you're thinking an MP3 is FLAC 30% of the time.

Given that it varies heavily with the source, quality of original recording and the quality of the headphones/speakers its not really possible to make such a genralisation, on my mobile setup ( cowen s9 >akg450) I cant tell the difference between high vbr and flac on any track however familiar i am with it. however on my home rig I can tell you which is flac and which is mp3 on most pink floyd and all of the dire straits with so far 100% accuracy but the sample size is too small to say difinatively me and my housemate only tried it with a 20track sample.

Im certain that if i wasnt very familiar with the tracks in question though i wouldnt stand a snowballs chance.
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i have sibera v2s would like to join
post #12003 of 27603
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Hi Guys,
I've owned HD555's for the past few years and a Xonar DX sound card. In the past year or so my interest in EDM (electro house and such) has drastically grown. In fact it's 90% of what I listen to these days. I'm beginning to feel like the HD555's are kind of lacking for this experience due to them being open ear and not very bass-y. Now I'm not looking for full on bass drivers but does anyone have recommendations for headphones for electro dance music fans?

My picks from most to least preferred

Audio-Technica ATH-PRO700MK2

ATH-M50

M-Audio Q40

Sony XB500
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post #12004 of 27603
Add me in for owning Hifiman HE-6's and Ortofon e-Q7 IEMs.
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post #12005 of 27603
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Originally Posted by rogueblade View Post

Hi Guys,
I've owned HD555's for the past few years and a Xonar DX sound card. In the past year or so my interest in EDM (electro house and such) has drastically grown. In fact it's 90% of what I listen to these days. I'm beginning to feel like the HD555's are kind of lacking for this experience due to them being open ear and not very bass-y. Now I'm not looking for full on bass drivers but does anyone have recommendations for headphones for electro dance music fans?

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Originally Posted by Azefore View Post

My picks from most to least preferred
Audio-Technica ATH-PRO700MK2
ATH-M50
M-Audio Q40
Sony XB500

Thanks, and the Pro700MK2's......are those youre favourite just generally or you're considering the electro music I mention? Just want to double check biggrin.gif Not knowing too much about headphones these days, I would have thought a nice replacement may have cost more?
Do you also game with these headphones?
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post #12006 of 27603
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Originally Posted by rogueblade View Post

Thanks, and the Pro700MK2's......are those youre favourite just generally or you're considering the electro music I mention? Just want to double check biggrin.gif Not knowing too much about headphones these days, I would have thought a nice replacement may have cost more?
Do you also game with these headphones?

I'm a basshead myself, you said electro so I figured you liked some bass in there. I've used two sets of these at school from friends and with just a amped soundcard the bass will have you smiling, I'm considering the purchase myself. The ATH-M50s are a toned down version, still has a bit of a punch while being more clear overall. I personally don't primarily game with headphones just because when I do play it's usually a game that doesn't need a lot of directional awareness and I like to use my speakers whenever possible but the times I have the M50s are preferable over my own set of HD555s.

You can spend more on a set of cans but once you make the change to closed back you'll see it doesn't cost a whole lot to get the effect. A pair of Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 80ohms can be a good choice as well but it'll be a little less punchy imo. What type of price range you looking at for these?
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post #12007 of 27603
So I am looking at getting a headset too I have narrowed it down the the ATH-M50; however, Azefore has now tossed the Pro700MK2's in the mix... Am I right in saying that these two sets are almost the same but the Pro's pack a bit more punch in the bass? Also I am interested in a sound card for my PC. I really don't want to spend too much as I am just getting into the audiophile stuff so I was looking at the ASUS Xonar DGX. Worth it? I plan on ordering this all very soon so your help will be greatly appreciated thumb.gif
    
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post #12008 of 27603
Can you please add the Panasonic RP HTF600-S to mine? TY
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post #12009 of 27603
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So I am looking at getting a headset too I have narrowed it down the the ATH-M50; however, Azefore has now tossed the Pro700MK2's in the mix... Am I right in saying that these two sets are almost the same but the Pro's pack a bit more punch in the bass? Also I am interested in a sound card for my PC. I really don't want to spend too much as I am just getting into the audiophile stuff so I was looking at the ASUS Xonar DGX. Worth it? I plan on ordering this all very soon so your help will be greatly appreciated thumb.gif

The Pro 700s have some the most apparent bass sub $500, the mids/highs take a bit of a dive because of this but it's not overly so. EQ would fix em right up once you got them to whatever you liking is. As for the card I've heard nothing but good from DG owners, not so much DGX but the only difference I can muster is the connection type so in that regard DGX would be the easiest accommodate. With either set of headphones you'll be happy, go 700 if you want that extra bass available.
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post #12010 of 27603
Hey guys, I wanna join! I've got a pair of AKG K271s I listen to every day, for almost 5 years now, and a pair of Ultrasone pro900s. I listen to a lot of EDM and old dubplates and they both have excellent bass- especially the Ultrasones, but the AKGs have gotten so cheap they might be worth looking into!
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